Obituaries Sept. 28

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Frederick T. Anderson

Jessop Steel retiree


Frederick T. Anderson, 75, of Washington, died at 2:43 p.m. Wednesday, September 25, 2013, in Washington Hospital after a brief illness.He was born June 7, 1938, in Washington, a son of the late Leonard and Dorothy Thomas Anderson.Mr. Anderson attended Washington High School. He was employed at Jessop Steel for 37 years, until his retirement.He loved watching television and enjoyed shooting pool. Mr. Anderson was married for 42 years to Jean I. Burgess Anderson, who survives. Also surviving are his children: daughter Valerie Anderson of Washington, daughter Denise (Joseph) Chandler of Washington, son Kevin (Michele) Anderson of Washington, son Todd (Elaine) Goins of Cuddy, daughter Rhonda King of Virginia, son Jon Wise of Washington and daughter Juanita (James) Thomas of New Mexico; a sister, Maureen Makokle of Canonsburg; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Deceased, in addition to his parents, is a brother, Clyde Wheeler. At the request of Mr. Anderson, there will be no public viewing. His family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m., the time of service, Monday, September 30, in Wright Memorial AME Zion Church, 150 North Lincoln Street, Washington. The Rev. Louis Ridgley will officiate. The public is welcome to attend. Burial will be private.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to American Parkinson’s Disease Association Inc., 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305, or to American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231.Condolences may be expressed at www.WarcoFalvoFuneralHome.com.



Additional information was received for the obituary of Lois Arline Baynes, published Friday.Also surviving are three nieces, Stacy (Mike) Barbour and children Jenna and Andy, Stephanie (John Shakoske) Dixon and Cristen (DeShawn) Jackson and children, Brian, Aleka and Cameron.



Additional information was received for the obituary of George I. Burkett, published Friday. Also surviving are a son, Leonard Burkett; a daughter, Jodi Moore; and three grandchildren of Florida.



Earl Francis Donaldson

Korean War veteran


Earl Francis Donaldson, 79, of Waynesburg, died 4:15 a.m. Friday, September 27, 2013, in his home.He was born Thursday, February 15, 1934, in Fairview, W.Va., a son of the late Leroy Donaldson and Mildred Kathleen Nicholson Donaldson.Mr. Donaldson was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War.He was a farmer, working for several years for Alex Haring. Surviving are his caregivers, Jaime and James W. Wood Jr. Also surviving are other extended family.Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to noon, the time of the service, Tuesday, October 1, in Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., Daryl L. Throckmorton, owner/director, 197 North Maiden Street, Waynesburg, with the Rev. Nick Bardo officiating. Burial will be in Smith Cemetery, Morgan Township. Graveside military rites will be accorded by representatives of the U.S. Army and James Farrell American Legion Post 330 of Waynesburg.Information is available at www.milliken-throckmortonfh.com.



James E. Ellis Jr.

James E. “Jim” Ellis Jr., 61, of Washington, died Thursday, September 26, 2013.Arrangements are incomplete and are entrusted to William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.



William G. Gabeletto III

Devoted father enjoyed hunting, fishing


William G. “Gabby” Gabeletto III, 41, of Nemacolin, died Thursday, September 26, 2013.Mr. Gabeletto was born December 15, 1971, in Uniontown, the son of William G. and Cindy L. Shipley Gabeletto of Nemacolin.Also surviving are two children, Chelsie Gabeletto and Destinee Haney; a brother, Christopher Gabeletto of Nemacolin; and his former wife, Bobbie Gabeletto of Nemacolin.Mr. Gabeletto worked as a truck driver and was an excellent carpenter.He was a member of Greene Valley Presbyterian Church, Carmichaels.Mr. Gabeletto enjoyed hunting and fishing.He was a devoted father to Chelsie and Destinee and will be missed by all who loved him.Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m., the time of service, Sunday, September 29, in Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Paul M. Lesako, funeral director/supervisor. The Rev. Reagan Fike will officiate.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Paul Lesako Funeral Home Inc.An obituary can be viewed at www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com.



Janet L. Jones

1955 – 2013


Janet L. Jones, 57, of Washington, formerly of Langeloth, died Thursday, September 26, 2013, in her home.She was born December 21, 1955, in Washington, a daughter of the late James Ray and Alice Mae Watton Strope.Mrs. Jones was a homemaker.Surviving are a son, Walter Joseph Jones Jr. of Langeloth; brother, David (Cathie) Strope of Follansbee, W.Va.; and many nieces and nephews.Deceased are her husband, Walter Joseph Jones Sr.; brother James Ray Strope Jr.; and sister Karen Fischer.Family and friends are welcome from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, September 29, in New Hope Church of God in Christ, Francis Mine, followed immediately by a memorial service with Pastor Clyde Watton and Pastor Ralph Brown Sr. officiating.Arrangements are in care of Taucher Funeral Home, Burgettstown.



Alba Evelyn Kelley

Former First Presbyterian Church member


Alba Evelyn Kelley, 96, of Hiram, Ohio, formerly of Bentleyville, died Wednesday, September 25, 2013, in Hospice of Western Reserve, Cleveland, Ohio.She was born March 25, 1917, in Allison, a daughter of the late Pete and Josephine Zeli Gregori.A homemaker, Mrs. Kelley was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Bentleyville and attended Middlefield Methodist Church while living in Ohio. In her senior years, she enjoyed taking vacations, especially cruises, with her daughter, Alberta. Mrs. Kelley was active in the 55+ Club, lunch bunch and sight support at Ravenwood. She was a former member of Bentleyville Lioness Club. A self-taught seamstress, she enjoyed crocheting, knitting, quilting, tatting, cooking and baking. The hand-crafted items she entered in county fairs, both in Pennsylvania and Ohio, always won her ribbons. Mrs. Kelley was loved by everyone. Her boundless energy and dedicated love and loyalty to her family were trademarks of her personality.Surviving are a daughter, Alberta “Bertie” Deliere of Hiram; a son, Leroy Keith Kelley (Bonnie) of Lebanon, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Jeffrey Deliere (Betsy), Yvonne Deliere-White, Dan Kelley (Gina) and Lisa Baldwin (R. T.); 10 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter, Opal Taylor Deliere; and a sister, Lenora “Bug” Bular of Bentleyville.Deceased, in addition to her parents, are her husband, Leroy K. Kelley, who died July 20, 1988; four brothers, Dominic “Bum” Fiem, Joseph Fiem, Louis Fiem and Frank “Frick” Fiem; and two sisters, Nancy Snyder and Rose Marinkovich.Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main Street, Bentleyville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 1, with Pastor Andy Scott officiating. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora.A guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.



The family of Shelva M. Mansberry, who died August 19, 2013, ask that family and friends attend a memorial service to honor her life at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 5, in Bethel Presbyterian Church, 3905 Park Avenue, Prosperity.



Harold Eugene McCutcheon Jr.

Harold Eugene McCutcheon Jr., 56, of Claysville, died Friday, September 27, 2013.Arrangements are incomplete and are entrusted to William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.



Terry Lynn Pasqualla McCutcheon

Terry Lynn Pasqualla McCutcheon, 52, of Washington, died Friday, September 27, 2013.Arrangements are incomplete and are entrusted to William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.



Louis E. Menichi

Enjoyed farming, spending time with family


Louis E. Menichi, 89, of McDonald (Hickory), passed away Friday, September 27, 2013, in his home, with his family by his side.He was born October 15, 1923, in Elizabeth, a son of the late Stefano and Jennie Cappelli Menichi. Mr. Menichi was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church and was a self-employed farmer who started in Venetia and moved to Hickory in 1952. He also worked for Canonsburg Milling Co. for 13 years driving a portable feed grinding truck that serviced area farmers. Mr. Menichi enjoyed farming, spending time with fellow farmers and friends, tinkering with farming equipment, but most of all, spending time with his family. On October 24, 1953, he married his beloved wife, Sarah E. “Betty” Chambers, who passed away August 28, 2003.Surviving are a son, David E. (Lisa) Menichi of Coraopolis; two daughters, Lynnette E. (Peter) Ligman of McMurray and Patrice S. (Edward) Johnstonbaugh of Venetia; eight grandchildren, Daniel (Rebecca) Ligman, Adam (Jaime) Ligman, Matthew (Lauren) Ligman, Kaitlyn Ligman, Ryan and Shane Johnstonbaugh, Heidi Gregori and Tim (Katie) Gross; four great-grandchildren, Aubrie, Keegan, Owen and Helen; two sisters, Erma Grego of Venetia and Anna Marie Corrado of McMurray; sister-in-law, Jennie “Dottie” Menichi of McDonald; and many nieces and nephews. Deceased, in addition to his parents and wife, is a brother, Ernest Menichi, who passed away in 2000.Friends are welcome from from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120, where departing prayers will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 1. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick Church, Canonsburg. Interment will follow in Mt. Prospect Cemetery, Hickory. Family suggests donations be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 275, Washington, PA 15301, in Mr. Menichi’s memory. To view or extend condolences, please visit www.salandrafunerals.com.



Kenneth L. Phillips

Vietnam War veteran raised birds


Kenneth L. Phillips, 76, of Sycamore, died 11:05 p.m. Thursday, September 26, 2013, in Uniontown Hospital.He was born Friday, April 23, 1937, in Jacktown, a son of the late Hallie Lee Phillips and Sadie Virginia Ross Phillips.Mr. Phillips was a veteran, having served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed raising birds and pigeons and was a farmer. Mr. Phillips was a school bus driver for McNelly Bus Co. in Waynesburg for more than 20 years. Surviving are three sisters, Mary Thorne of Waynesburg, Virginia Kennedy of Sycamore and Edna Phillips Schrader of Spraggs, and several nieces and nephews.Deceased, in addition to his parents, are two sisters, Helen Kelley and Nettie Morris Adams, and a brother, Robert F. “Dutchman” Phillips.Friends will be received from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, the time of service, in Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., Daryl L. Throckmorton, owner/director, 197 North Maiden Street, Waynesburg, with the Rev. William Parker officiating. Burial will be in Jefferson Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be accorded by representatives of the U.S. Army and James Farrell American Legion Post 330 of Waynesburg.In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the funeral home to help with expenses. Information is online at www.milliken-throckmortonfh.com.



Agnes R. Richards

St. Alphonsus Church member was dog trainer


Agnes R. Richards, 91, of McDonald, formerly of Midway, died Thursday, September 26, 2013, in Kane Regional Center, Ross Township.She was born April 5, 1922, in Scott Haven, a daughter of the late William and Ann Spang Bregar.Mrs. Richards was a clerk at the McDonald A&P Tea Store and was an owner and trainer for Richards Dog School. She was a member of St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, 30-year member and former officer of Golden Triangle Obedience Training Club of Pittsburgh and a member of McDonald and Midway senior citizens.Surviving are a daughter, Carol (Edward) Maslanka of Pittsburgh; grandchildren Michael, Christian and Jody; and three great-grandchildren, Jonny, Lilly and Emily.Deceased are her husband, Thomas J. Richards; four brothers; two sisters; and four stepsisters. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Thomas-Little Funeral Service Inc., 314 West Lincoln Avenue, McDonald, 724-926-2800. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, September 30, in St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, 219 West Lincoln Avenue, McDonald. Interment will follow in Robinson Run Cemetery, McDonald.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the local humane society.Please sign a guest book at thomas-littlefuneralservice.com.



Edna Shahan Roy

1926 – 2013


Edna Shahan Roy, 87, of Waynesburg, died 2:30 p.m. Thursday, September 26, 2013, in Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.She was born Friday, January 29, 1926, in Terra Alta, W.Va., a daughter of the late Kenneth Shahan and Verona Haught Shahan.Mrs. Roy was a lifelong member of Claughton Chapel United Methodist Church and a life and active member of East Franklin Grange 1709. She was also a member of Whiteley Township Farm Women and United Methodist Women of Claughton Chapel. She worked as a medical technician at West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown, for 19 years, retiring in 1989.Her husband, Clyde Frederick Roy, whom she married May 3, 1947, died April 3, 1984. Surviving are a daughter, Sharon (Shirrel) Hixenbaugh of Waynesburg; a son, Gary L. (Kimberly) Roy of Mt. Morris; two grandchildren, Shane Hixenbaugh and Shad Hixenbaugh; two great-grandchildren, Chase Hixenbaugh and Aspen Hixenbaugh; a sister-in-law, Shirley Shahan of Marianna; and a nephew, Dan Shahan of Washington.She was the last of her immediate family.Deceased, in addition to her husband, are a son, Larry Roy; a daughter-in-law, Mary Roy; a sister, Juanita Shahan; and a brother, Kenneth Shahan Jr.Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., Daryl L. Throckmorton, owner/director, 197 North Maiden Street, Waynesburg, where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, September 29, with the Rev. Ronald Geisler officiating. Burial will be in Claughton Cemetery, Whiteley Township.Information is online at www.milliken-throckmortonfh.com.



Ruth T. Smugle

1920 – 2013


Ruth T. Smugle, 93, of Waynesburg, formerly of Nemacolin, died Friday, September 27, 2013, in Southwest Regional Medical Center, Waynesburg.Mrs. Smugle was born August 25, 1920, in Bristoria, the daughter of the late Ellis and Virginia M. Crow Tuttle.She was married to Stanley J. Smugle, who died in 1975.Surviving are three daughters, Blanche Hutchinson of Leesburg, Fla., Louise Woolsey (Tommy) of Kemmerer, Wyo., and Shirley Tennant (Sonny) of Waynesburg; two sons, William “Bronco” Taylor (Pat) of Inglis, Fla., and John Taylor of Rices Landing; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.Mrs. Smugle was Baptist.Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 10 to 11 a.m., the time of service, Monday, September 30, in Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Paul M. Lesako, funeral director/supervisor, with the Rev. Edward Woods officiating.Interment will follow in Laurel Point Cemetery, Carmichaels.An obituary can be viewed at www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com.



A memorial service for Dolores M. Szczotka, who died September 7, 2013, will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, September 28, in Washington Cemetery mausoleum.


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